Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Las Cruces NM

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Edward Victor Hernandez, MD
(505) 521-1158
2030 S Solano Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jon Roger Hall, MD
(505) 522-3393
755 S Telshor Blvd Ste 101C
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1968

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Michael Matthews OD
(505) 522-6885
2926 Hillrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM
 
Robert L Villalobos
(505) 521-1158
2030 S Solano Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Richard W Lazaro
(505) 522-7676
1131 Mall Drive
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Robert L Villalobos Jr, MD
(505) 521-1158
2030 S Solano Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Ciudad Juarez, Esc De Med, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Graduation Year: 1980

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Richard Wayne Lazaro, MD
(505) 522-7676
1131 Mall Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm
Group Practice: Lazaro Eye Clinic & Surgical

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Roy Levit MD
Southwest Retina Consultants
(505) 522-4774
1733 Weston Brent Ln # B
El Paso, TX
 
Jon Roger Hall
(575) 522-3393
755 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.BRENT SHELLEY
(505) 526-5367
1680 Calle De Alvarez # C
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Age Related Macular Degeneration


There are a number of reasons why people may develop AMD, including increasing age, genetic and hereditary factors, and environmental risk factors. Since pigment in the eyes appears to be protective, Caucasians, particularly women, appear to be at greater risk. Smoking, family history, nutrition, and sunlight exposure over the course of one's lifetime may also play a role.

There are two forms of AMD, a more common dry form and a less common wet form. In the dry form, which affects 90% of AMD patients, aging deposits called drusen become deposited underneath the macula. In the vast majority of patients, these drusen cause no visual changes; however, in some the drusen can cause the macula to thin, resulting in a slow, gradual decrease in central vision. If the drusen cause substantial weakening of important layers in the macula, the wet form of AMD may then develop. Wet AMD develops when abnormal blood vessels start to grow through the layers of the macula that have been weakened by the dry form of AMD. These abnormal blood vessels can cause bleeding, leakage of fluid, and the formation of scar tissue, which in turn can lead to a rapid and severe loss of central vision. Although only 1 in 10 patients with AMD will convert from the dry to the wet form, the wet form accounts for 90% of the vision loss associated with AMD. The chance of a patient with dry AMD converting to the more agressive wet form is approximately 2% each year...

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